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Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 12:52 pm | Updated: 5:35 pm, Thu May 9, 2013.

Adults can also find leagues devoted to fishing, kickball, golf, soccer, horseshoes, pool, darts and trap shooting among other activities. Visit


Canvasbacks, a group for those interested in painting, sculpture or the other arts, meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Rawlins Municipal Library.


Pierre Legal Pros: An informal group of paralegals, legal assistants and other professionals and para-professionals working in the legal field who wish to network and to further their legal education through monthly meetings. Contact Abby Breyfogle at 605-224-2500 or


River Harmony Women’s Barbershop Chorus: A barber-shop style singing group that performs all over town and welcomes all ages. Call Jessie Elder at 605-224-5939


Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18 in Pierre:

Provides vans and get donations from local organizations for local veterans to get to and from the VA Black Hills Medical Facilities inHot Springsand includes the facility located inFortMeade. Call John Mcinnis at 605-224-5208.


OAHE Inc. Angels Auxiliary: Provides special entertainment and social events for clients of OAHE Inc. The auxiliary is always looking for family and friends of clients who would be interested in helping out with the activities. Call Kay Swenson at 605-224-1252 or Chuck Quinn at 605-224-4501.


GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) East Pierre Woman’s Club: An International Women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Call Joan Martell at 605-224-2600.


Stanley County Booster Club: Open to anyone who wants to help give back to the students ofStanleyCounty. Call Becci Scott at 280-5835.


Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2038: A group for wives, widows, mothers, foster and step-mothers, grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters who work to ensureAmerica’s veterans and their families will not be forgotten. Call Deb Fahey at 605-224-6018 or Nancy Chester at 605-223-2232.


Capitol City Toastmasters: Toastmasters share interesting speech topics before an attentive audience. Each member of the club rotates weekly roles to gain experience with different communication techniques. Call Art Aplan at 605-224-7064.


Pierre-Fort Pierre Genealogical Society: The Society’s objectives are to encourage and assist in the study of family history. The website lists the current information about presentations.


Capital City Bicycle Club: A nonprofit corporation formed to advance bicycling and healthy lifestyles in centralSouth Dakota. The most popular ride during the summer is the breakfast run Saturday mornings, which takes participants to Oahe Marina below the dam for a hearty breakfast. Call Tom Lee at 605-224-5070.


Pierre Area Keyboard Teachers: A group for local piano and organ teachers. The group sponsors Musikfest, an opportunity for students to play before judges in various categories. Call Mary Ann Wiskur at 605-567-3582.


Pierre Aglow: Affiliated with Aglow International, Pierre Aglow holds semi-regular meetings within the Pierre-Fort Pierre community, and sponsors a monthly prison ministry at the South Dakota Women’s Prison. Women and men are welcome at most of the events. Call DeAnn Hilmoe at 605-224-2027.


High Plains Wildlife Association: A group of sportsmen and women who share a common interest in preserving quality hunting and fishing opportunities, conserving natural resources and promoting the use of public lands. Call John Fuglsang at 605-280-4706.


Central South Dakota Walleyes Unlimited: A group dedicated to protecting and improving fisheries in South Dakota. The central South Dakota chapter is part of a state-wide group that also has chapters in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Contact Bret Afdahl at 605-222-2972 or .


Pierre Area Retired Teachers: Anyone who has worked in education is welcome to join. Contact Jean Easland at for information.


Pre-school story times take place at the Rawlins Municipal Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and Tuesdays at 7 p.m.


Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Encounters On the Prairie — Central South Dakota Chapter: Provides national leadership in maintaining the integrity of the trail and its story through stewardship, scholarship, education, partnership and cultural inclusiveness. Call Bill Stevens at 605-224-0223.


Capital Quillers: Capital Quillers meet once a month for an hour to learn quilling techniques and work on projects and offer encouragement, support and ideas for each other. Open to anyone 12 or older. Call Jennifer Littlefield at 605-222-3952.


Pierre-Fort Pierre Rotary Club: Rotary International provides service to others, promotes high ethical standards and advances world understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. Call the Pierre-Fort Pierre Rotary at 605-224-2433.


Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club: A group of men and women working together to make the communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, community service and youth activities and the prevention of child abuse. Club meets at noon, Mondays at theRamkotaRiverCenter.


Kiwanis: Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Club meets at noon, Mondays at Perkins.


Oahe Optimist Club: Optimist Clubs are dedicated to bringing out the best in children through community service programs. Call 605-224-4336.


Pierre Young Professionals: PYP is a chance to make Pierre more than just a place to work. It’s an opportunity to have fun, do stuff with people in their 30s, and make Pierre feel like home. Call 605-223-1797 or Check them out at


OAHE Family YMCA: Serves the Pierre-Fort Pierre area through programs that provide a positive, safe environment and support the development of the basic core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. Call 605-224-1683 or visit


Pierre-Fort Pierre Lions Club: Noon, Mondays, Holiday Inn Express. Contact


Pierre Duplicate Bridge Club: 1:00 p.m., Mondays,PierreSeniorCitizensCenter.


Knights Of Columbus: Smoke-free bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mondays, Knights ofColumbus Hall,1221 E. Broadway Ave.


Capitolians Barbershop Chorus: 7 p.m., Mondays,FaithLutheranChurch, 714 N. Grand Ave. Call 605-224-8222.


Stately Stitchers Quilt Guild: 7 p.m.,LutheranMemorialChurch,320 E. Prospect Ave., second Monday of the month. Call 605-224-8503.


VFW Auxiliary: 7:30 p.m., second Monday of the month, VFW Post Home.


Germans From Russia Heritage Society: For information regarding chapter activities or for help with contacts in the Pierre area, contact Lorriane Kintz at


Riggs Fine Arts Booster Club: 7 p.m., third Monday of the month, Riggs High Band Room.


Street Masters Car Club: 7:30 p.m., third Monday of the month, American Legion Cabin.


Women’s Investment Group: 5:30 p.m., fourth Monday of the month, South Dakota Bankers Association office,109 W. Missouri Ave.


Pierre Composite Squadron/Civil Air Patrol: 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Airport terminal basement.


Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Pierre chapters: Call Margaret Ellefson at 605-224-6020.


Oahe Homebuilders Association: 11:30 a.m., first Tuesday of the month, Pier 347.


Georgia Morse Middle School PTA: 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month, school cafeteria.


Women Of The Moose: 7 p.m., first and third Tuesdays of the month, Moose Home, 910 Deadwood St., Fort Pierre, 605-223-2191.


Mothers Of Preschoolers: 8:30 a.m., second and fourth Tuesday of the month and 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of the month,CommunityBibleChurch.


Fort Pierre Senior Citizens Potluck: 5:30 p.m., fourth Friday of the month,QuentinSutleySeniorCenter.


Capital City Chapter, O.E.S.: 7 p.m., second Tuesday of the month,MasonicTemple.


Loyal Order Of The Moose: 7 p.m., second Tuesday of the month, Moose home,910 Deadwood St.,FortPierre, 605-223-2191.


The Zonta Club of Pierre-Fort Pierre: Noon, fourth Wednesday of the month, Masonic Temple. Contact 605-280-0175 or


NARFE: Noon, fourth Wednesday of the month, American Legion Cabin, bottom ofPierre Street.


Moose Lodge: 8 p.m., fourth Wednesday of the month, Moose home.


Fort Pierre Women of Today: 7 p.m., first Thursday of the month,QuentinSutleySeniorCenter,21 E. Main Ave.,FortPierre.


American Legion Auxiliary: 520 S. Pierre St. 6 p.m., second Thursday of the month, American Legion Cabin, bottom ofPierre Street.


Oahe Detachment 851 Of Marine Corps League: 7 p.m., third Thursday of the month, American Legion Cabin.


Demolay: Ashley Chapter: 5:30 p.m. 2nd and 4th Sundays at theMasonicTemple.


Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 960: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays,314 S. Central Ave.


Pierre Duplicate Bridge Club: 1 p.m., every Monday and Friday,PierreSeniorCitizensCenter.


Ballroom Swishers Dance Club: 8 p.m., second Friday of the month, VFW Post Home.


St. Mary’s Healthcare Hospital Auxiliary: 1 p.m., last Friday of the month, hospital cafeteria.


Circle Eight Square Dance Club: 8 p.m., second Saturday of the month at Home Federal Bank Basement.


Canvasback Art Club: Sponsors exhibits and workshops to nurture and promote local artists. The club meets at 7 p.m., the first Monday of each month, at the Rawlins Municipal Library. For more information contact Sandra Nelson at 605-224-8028 or Roberta Williams at 605-224-4481.


Pierre Players Community Theater: Group welcomes experienced actors and those new to the stage. People from all walks of life participate, forming new friendships, learning new skills and gaining self-confidence. Contact at 605-224-7826.


Boys and Girls Club of Pierre: Offers youth the opportunity to enjoy a fun, healthy and safe environment where there are older youth and adults who care about them and their well-being. Visit


Life Nights Youth Group for grades 9-12, Youth Formation for grades 2-8:St. John’sChurch,206 W. Main Ave.,FortPierre. 5:45 p.m., Wednesdays. Call 605-223-2176.


Job’s Daughters: Offers young women, ages 10-20, fun, friendship, a chance to help others and to learn organizational and leadership skills. Call Anissa Grambihler at 605-224-2475.


Community & Youth Involved Center: A nonprofit organization used by the community for numerous activities including athletic events, awards and banquets. Call 605-223-2701 or stop by for a visit at19 E. Main Ave., inFortPierre.


Pierre Area Homeschoolers: Group offers activities, field trips, information and support for home-educating families. Contact Shayna Tews at 605-765-9300 or


Pierre Area Youth Skating Association: Figure skating, hockey and curling are offered for youths, groups and adults. Private ice rental and rental skates are available. Find more information at Call Jana Miner at 605-220-4104.


Central South Dakota Skating Club: Offers individual and group lessons for youth and adults taught by professional skating coaches using the United States Figure Skating curriculum. Visit Call Wendy Smith at 605-280-6598 or Jana Miner at 605-220-4104.

Curling Club: Offers curling league play. Visit for more information. Call Ron Hauck at 605-280-7881.


Boy Scout Troop 173: LutheranResurrectionChurch, 6:45 p.m., Tuesdays,103 N. Taylor Ave. Call 605-945-0606.


Capital City Children’s Chorus: Through singing, listening and musical analysis, the group masters a wide range of repertoire representing a rich diversity of world and American music. Call Barb Newman at 605-224-6860.


Hughes County Republicans: Noon, second Thursday of each month at BPro,318 S. Pierre St. Call 605-224-9091 or 605-280-6002.


Hughes and Stanley County Democrats: The group meets at 7 p.m., the second Monday of the month alternating between Longbranch Restaurant and the Chateau Restaurant inFortPierre. Call Ann Eichinger of thePierre Democrats at 605-224-9347 or Marilyn Teske of theStanleyCounty Democrats at 605-223-2687.


CEN-KOTA Republican Women: Noon, first Wednesday of the month at Jake’s Good Time Place.


Alcoholics Anonymous: A fellowship of men and women who share experiences, strengths and hope with each other to help solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Call 605-224-4570. Meets Saturdays at 8 p.m.,325 S. Garfield Ave.


Capital City Al-Anon: 6 p.m. Fridays,222 1/2 S. Adams Ave.


Gamblers Anonymous: 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays,222 1/2 S. Adams Ave.


Women’s Pattern-changing Support Group: 6 p.m., Mondays,MissouriShoresDomesticViolenceCenter.


Teen Girls Support Group sponsored throughMissouriShoresDomesticViolenceCenter and Urban Indian Health, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; call 224-0256 for location.


Narcotics Anonymous: 6 p.m., Thursdays,325 S. Garfield Ave.


National Alliance on Mental Illness: Call Dianne Weyer at 605-224-8667.


Pierre Running Club, 8 a.m. Saturdays,GriffinPark tennis court.


Breast Cancer Survivors: Noon, the first and third Thursdays of the month, Countryside Hospice, 200 E. Dakota,Ste. 1. Call 605-945-0827.


Capital City Al-Anon: 10:15 a.m. and 8 p.m., every Monday, 6 p.m. Friday at222 1/2 S. Adams Ave.


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